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Even the best software in the world can take a lot of time to learn, but our thoroughly tested tutorials let you sharpen your skills and finish your projects faster. No matter what your current skill level is, these simple, step-by-step guides help to turn complex projects into learning experiences, and our authors are standing by to answer your questions and comments.

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How to Color Inside the Lines in Procreate

You can color inside the lines in Procreate by either using the color drop tool or activating the Alpha Lock on your layer and manually coloring it in. Both of these methods produce the same result but the latter is definitely more time-consuming. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Move a Layer, Selection, or Object in Procreate

To move a layer, selection, or object in Procreate, you need to make sure you have selected whichever it is you need to move. Then select the Transform tool (cursor icon) and your layer, selection or object is now ready to move to its desired location. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Remove White Background of an Image on Procreate

Tap on your Selection tool (S icon) and choose Automatic. Tap and hold the white background of your image and slide until you achieve the Selection Threshold percentage that you want. Then tap Invert and then select Copy & Paste. I’m Carolyn and my digital...

How to Crop Canvas, Images, or Layers in Procreate

There are two ways to crop in Procreate. You can crop the entire canvas by going to the Actions tool (wrench icon) and selecting Canvas > Crop & Resize. Or to crop an image or layer, you can use the Transform tool (cursor icon) and manually resize it. I’m...

How to Rotate Elements or Images in Canva

Suppose you are looking to customize the added graphics in your Canva project even further. In that case, you can rotate elements by clicking on them and using the rotator handle that appears underneath the component. My name is Kerry, and I have been exploring...

How to Make a Gradient in Canva

For users who are looking to add a unique and colorful touch to their Canva creations, you can include a gradient color within your designs by inserting a gradient element from the library over portions of the project and adjusting the transparency of it.  Hi...

How to Create and Download a Video from Canva

To create and download a video on Canva, you can create a design using the video template on the platform and include all of the visuals that you need! To download it, all you have to do is go to the Share button and scroll to find the option to download it as an MP4...

How to Group and Ungroup Elements in Canva

If you want to save time and make editing elements in your Canva designs even easier, you can group multiple elements together so that you can resize, move, and edit all of them in one action rather than each individually. My name is Kerry, and I have been dabbling in...

How to Add an Adjustment Layer in Adobe Premiere Pro

Adding an adjustment layer to your project is very simple. Right-click on anywhere in your Project Folder Panel. Then, New Item > Adjustment Layer. The adjustment layer will be created in the Project Panel and ready for use in your timeline. Adjustment layers are...

How to Crop a Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

To crop or trim your clip, click on the footage you want to crop. Go to the Effect Panel, search for Crop Effect, and double-click on it to apply it to your clip. Finally, go to the Effect Controls Panel, locate the crop fx parameters, and tweak till you get your...

How to Trace on Procreate

Add the image or shape you are tracing to a layer. Reduce the opacity of your image by double-finger tapping on the title of the layer and sliding to adjust the percentage. Then create a new layer on top of your image and start tracing. I’m Carolyn and I've been...

How to Draw Straight Lines in Procreate

Drawing a straight line in Procreate is very simple. All you have to do is draw your line and hold your finger or stylus down on the canvas for two seconds. The line will automatically correct itself. When you are happy with your line, release your hold. I’m Carolyn...

How to Duplicate a Layer, Object, or Selection in Procreate

Tap on your Layers tab in the top right-hand corner of your canvas. On the layer you wish to duplicate, swipe left and you will have the option to Lock, Duplicate or Delete the layer. Tap on Duplicate and the duplicate layer will appear. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been...

How to Make Comic Panels in PaintTool SAI

Digital comics are all the rage these days, with Webtoons and other digital media websites exploding in popularity. If you wish to make a comic the first thing you will need to do is plan your panels.  Thankfully, making comic panels in PaintTool SAI is easy...

How to Erase Only One Color in Microsoft Paint

Microsoft Paint is often used for digital drawing. If you plan on using it as such, it’s handy to learn how to erase only one color in Paint.  Hey there! I’m Cara and while I cannot claim to be good at drawing, I do know computer software. Paint is a simple program,...

How to Change DPI in Microsoft Paint

Looking to change the DPI on an image in Microsoft Paint. I’ve got bad news for you, the program doesn’t provide a way for you to do it. But I’ve come up with a workaround for how to do it. Hey there! I’m Cara, and as a professional photographer, I use editing...

How to Rotate Images in Microsoft Paint

Rotating images 90 and 180 degrees in Microsoft Paint is super simple. I’m Cara and let’s see if we can learn how to rotate images in Microsoft Paint in two quick steps. It’s that easy! Step 1: Open Your Image in Paint Open Microsoft Paint and choose the image you...

How to Remove White Background in Microsoft Paint

When working with multiple elements in Microsoft Paint, you need to know how to remove the white background. A block of white around your composite elements just isn’t a good look.  Hello, I’m Cara! You would think it would be easy to remove the white background...

How to Put One Picture on Top of Another in Microsoft Paint

Ready to make some composite images? While Microsoft Paint definitely can’t handle anything as complicated as Photoshop, you can create basic composites in the program by putting one picture on top of another.  Hey there! I’m Cara and I get it. Sometimes you just...

How to Make a Picture Black and White in Microsoft Paint

Why would you turn a picture to black and white? Sometimes, it is for creative/aesthetic purposes. Other times you simply might be trying to simplify a photo to make it easier to print.  Hey there! I’m Cara and if the first one is your goal, Microsoft Paint will...

How to Invert Colors in Microsoft Paint

Microsoft Paint is a handy image editing software that comes pre-installed on your Windows computer. Even so, it offers some rather powerful techniques, such as inverting the colors in an image to make it look like a negative.  Hey there! I’m Cara and I love any...

How to Add Text to Adobe Premiere Pro

It’s straightforward to add text in Premiere Pro. You only need to select the text tool, make a text layer and input your text. There you go! You are here! I’m going to show you step by step how to add text to your project, how to customize the text to make it more...

How to Add Music to DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve supports many file types including WAV and AAC/M4A, with the most common audio file type being an MP3. Knowing how to add these files to your timeline is an essential skill required to be an effective editor, and can be as easy as dragging and...

How to Export a DaVinci Resolve Project as MP4

There are several ways to save videos as files. Some common file types are MOV, FLV, and WVM. The most common video file type is an MP4. Whatever file you are wanting to export to, it is made a simple process with DaVinci Resolve. My name is Nathan Menser. I am a...

Is DaVinci Resolve Really Free?

Yes! There is a free version of DaVinci Resolve. In the past few years, DaVinci Resolve has gained some serious traction amongst creative professionals and hobbyists alike, and for good reasons too; one of them is because there is a free version!  My name is...

How to Make and Insert a Table in Canva

While Canva does not have a premade table template to use in your projects, you can edit other templates such as calendars or chore charts to serve as a table. Users can also create a table using shapes and lines, which takes more time. My name is Kerry, and for...

How to Use Eyedropper Tool in Procreate

Holding down anywhere on your canvas will activate the eyedropper tool. Once the color disc appears on your screen, simply drag it over the color you wish to replicate and release your hold. The color you chose is now active and you can begin using it. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Print from Procreate

To print from Procreate, you must first export your file to your desktop or device that is compatible with your printer. To export your file, tap on the Actions tool (wrench icon) and choose the Share option. Share your image as a PNG and save it to your files or...

How to Delete Layers in Procreate

To delete a layer in Procreate, click on the Layers icon in the top right-hand corner of your canvas. Select the layer you wish to delete. Swipe left on your layer and tap on the red Delete option. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been using Procreate to run my digital...

How to Mirror on Procreate

Tap on your Actions tool (wrench icon) and select the Canvas option. Turn on the Drawing Guide by switching the toggle to on. Then select Edit Drawing Guide. Choose the Symmetry setting and select which Guide Option you wish to use. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been learning...

Can I Get Procreate for Free Legally?

You cannot get Procreate for free legally. Procreate requires a one-time purchase fee of $9.99 and this includes unlimited access to every function of the app with no need for add-ons or any extra costs.  I’m Carolyn and I have been using Procreate (legally) for...

How to Undo and Redo in Procreate

To undo in Procreate, tap on your canvas with two fingers. To redo in Procreate, tap your canvas with three fingers. To undo or redo multiple actions quickly, instead of tapping with two or three fingers, hold them down to complete these actions rapidly.  I’m...

How to Customize the PaintTool SAI User Interface

The ability to customize a user interface to your own preferences is something that can greatly improve your comfort and ease of using the software. In PaintTool SAI the options to customize the user interface can be found in the Window menu in the top toolbar. ...

How to Create Custom Color Swatches in PaintTool SAI

Are you tired of using the color picker to select your most-used colors in PaintTool SAI? Look no further. Saving colors and custom color palettes in PaintTool SAI is easy. All you have to do is go to the color menu, right-click, and select Register Color.   My...

How to Create Symmetrical Drawings in PaintTool SAI

Making a symmetrical design in PaintTool Sai is easy! Using the Symmetric Ruler you can create symmetric drawings within two clicks. You can also copy and paste, and use the reflect transformation options to achieve the same effect.  My name is Elianna. I have a...

How Lock Layers in PaintTool SAI

Locking Layers in PaintTool SAI is as simple as one click. Additionally, there are four different options to do so. With Lock Layer, Lock Moving, Lock Painting, and Lock Opacity you can customize your workflow as required.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor...

How to Use PaintTool SAI Rulers

Having trouble drawing a straight line? Losing your mind trying to draw a perfect circle? Need to make a detailed scene in perspective? Fear not. Using PaintTool SAI rulers can help turn your design process from a headache-inducing nightmare into smooth sailing.  My...

How to Resize an Image in PaintTool SAI

Have you pasted an image into PaintTool SAI only for it to be too big or too small? Looking to resize a selection of your design? The good news is, resizing an image in PaintTool SAI is easy! Using a few keyboard shortcuts and menu options, you will have your image...

How to Crop in PaintTool SAI

Are you struggling to crop your photos? Looking for a fast way to edit your illustrations? Cropping in PaintTool SAI is easy! With a few clicks and keyboard shortcuts, you can trim your canvas and give your composition a fresh, new look.  My name is Elianna. I have a...

How to Deselect or Delete Selection in PaintTool SAI

Have you made a selection but can’t seem to figure out how to deselect it? Are you wondering how to delete parts of your design? Fear not. Deselecting and Deleting in PaintTool SAI is easy!   My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration...

How to Add Blur in PaintTool SAI

PaintTool SAI is primarily a drawing program that has limited blur effects. However, there is one native SAI function you can use to add blur effects to your drawings in the Filter menu.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and have been...

How to Make Custom Brushes in PaintTool SAI

Making custom brushes in PaintTool SAI is easy! With a few clicks, you can make custom brushes, gradient effects, and more, with easy access to the tool menu.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and have been using PaintTool SAI for...

How Much is PaintTool SAI and Where to Purchase It

PaintTool SAI is an economical drawing software and can be purchased online for a one-time payment of approximately $52 USD (5500JPY) on the SYSTEMAX website.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and have been using PaintTool SAI...

How to Download a Canva Presentation as a PowerPoint

To download a Canva presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, all you have to do is go to the Share button and scroll to find the PowerPoint button and click download. Note that some Canva elements may not transfer seamlessly to other platforms. As more and...

How to Print from Canva

If you are looking to print any of the products that you created in Canva, you can either download and print your products using your own printer or utilize the Canva Print service where you can order prints directly from the website. My name is Kerry, and I’ve been...

How to Delete Your Canva Account

If you no longer want to have a Canva account, you can delete your profile in a few simple steps. However, if you decide to delete your Canva account, you will no longer be able to access your previous designs so make sure to download them beforehand! My name is...

How to Create a Gradient in Adobe Indesign

Gradients are one of those design tools that go in and out of fashion over the course of several decades, but InDesign has excellent gradient tools and options for any style you might want to create.  They’re not quite as comprehensive as the gradient editing tools in...

How to Use Paragraph Styles in Adobe InDesign

InDesign can create documents that range from a single page to multiple volumes, so it has some unique tools for speeding up the process of setting up huge amounts of text.  Paragraph styles are one of the most important tools for working with long documents since...

How to Make Arrows in Adobe InDesign

Many design purists believe that it’s possible to guide the eye of your viewer through your design using subtle visual clues that just seem to flow naturally - but there are definitely times when you just need a giant red arrow pointing the way.  InDesign doesn’t...

How to Use a Green Screen in Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro makes it easy to add Green Screen clips – clips filmed against a green background – into your movies. In this article, I will show you how you can overlay a video of Darth Vader dancing on top of a video of a wild buffalo marching down a road using a...

How to Add LUTs in Final Cut Pro

Lookup Tables (LUTs) are a lot like the filters you may have applied to a photo on your phone, LUTs can change the mood of a clip of video, or a whole film, just by slanting the color, contrast, or brightness of your final look. Unsurprisingly, color “correction” and...

How to Add Music or Audio in Final Cut Pro

Adding music, sound effects or custom recordings to your Final Cut Pro movie project is quite simple. In fact, the hardest part of adding music or sound effects is finding just the right music to add and listening for just the right sound effect to drag into...

How to Save Your Work in Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro has long had an autosave feature that – like the Mac operating system itself – can somehow restore you to the very word you were about to type without you having to lift a finger. As such, there just isn’t any need to worry about saving your work in...

12 Great Free Plugins for Final Cut Pro

Plugins are third-party programs that add features or functionality to Final Cut Pro. They can be collections of new Titles, Transitions or Effects, provide shortcuts in how you work, or add entirely new features.  As a long-time filmmaker, I can assure you that you...

How to Rotate Text in Microsoft Paint

Sometimes fancy image editing software is just too much. You just want to quickly add a couple of touches to an image and don’t want to spend hours learning Photoshop. Hey there! I’m Cara and I can tell you that in those situations Windows users are in luck! Microsoft...

How to Add Layers in Microsoft Paint

If you know anything about Photoshop, you probably know that you can work in layers. That is, you can group elements on individual layers so you can work with those specific elements separately.  Hey there! I’m Cara and if you use Microsoft Paint for sketching,...

How to Add Transitions in Final Cut Pro

A Transition is an Effect that changes the way one video clip leads to another. If no Transition Effect is applied, one clip simply ends, and another begins. And most of the time that is not only fine, but preferable.  But after a decade in filmmaking, I have...

How to Stabilize Video in Final Cut Pro

Unless your video footage was taken with extreme care, you will eventually find yourself editing clips that have a little camera shake, wobble, or roll in them.  Assuming it wasn’t intentional – e.g. a point-of-view shot of somebody running from a wild buffalo –...

How to Add Subtitles in Final Cut Pro

Adding subtitles to your videos with Final Cut Pro is a relatively easy task and can help broaden your audience while enriching their viewing experience.  Many potential viewers of social media don’t or can’t watch videos with the sound on. A recent survey found...

How to Record Audio or Voiceover in Final Cut Pro

You can record voiceovers or anything you like directly into Final Cut Pro with four simple steps.  In fact, I found it simple enough that it was one of the first “advanced” features I used as a novice editor. And, today, in my work as a professional editor, I...

Can I Get Final Cut Pro for Free?

Final Cut Pro is a professional video editing program used to edit Hollywood movies such as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and the effects-heavy Greek history epic, “300”. So it may surprise you that Apple offers this app for a free 90-day trial period.  There is a...

How Much Does Final Cut Pro Cost?

Final Cut Pro was used to edit many a Hollywood movie including “The Social Network”, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “No Country for Old Men”, and the effects-heavy swords and sandals epic, “300”.  Could a program that you can run on your MacBook really do...

How to Make an Image Black and White in InDesign

Creating a smooth workflow is one of the most useful things you can do as a designer, and being forced to change apps in the middle of a good flow can really destroy your productivity.  Many new layout designers get frustrated by constantly switching back and...

How to Change the Page Orientation on Canva

In order to change the orientation of the canvas, a user must have access to the Canva Pro subscription that will give them access to the Resize feature on the platform. Users can also manually change this by navigating back to the home screen and starting a new...

How to Create Mockups in Canva

If you are looking to create professional mockups for sales purposes, to create a mockup on Canva, you start by choosing a premade mockup design found in the Elements tab and then upload a photo of your product to snap into a frame. You are not alone if you have been...

How to Mirror or Flip Text in Canva

In order to create the flipped or mirrored effect with text on Canva, you must go through a multi-step process where you first save your text as a PNG file. Then, you can upload that file to a project and flip or mirror it since it serves as a graphic element instead...

How to Add a Clickable Hyperlink in Canva

On Canva you are able to create projects with hyperlinks attached to various elements, which allows viewers to have a direct pathway to navigate to websites and pages. This is very helpful for those creating forms and presentations who are looking for...

How to Highlight Text in Canva

On Canva you are able to create a highlighter effect behind the text so that it looks like you are using a real highlighter! This can be achieved by utilizing the Effects toolbar once you select the text you want to use and then adding a colorful background. ...

How to Make Shapes in Adobe InDesign

InDesign is a page layout application, but it shares a lot of the Adobe approach to design software found across the Creative Cloud suite. As a result, InDesign’s shape tools will instantly feel familiar to anyone who has used shape tools in any other Adobe app - but...

How to Change Bullet Color in Adobe InDesign

InDesign is one of the most popular page layout programs in the world, and it can do just about anything you can dream of to text. But that complexity also means that some simple tasks can be surprisingly difficult to accomplish, and changing bullet colors in InDesign...

How to Do a Drop Cap in Adobe InDesign

Even if you didn’t know the term, you’ve probably seen drop caps many times in books, magazines, and even some websites. Adding drop caps to your text is extremely simple in Adobe InDesign, whether you want to do a classic drop cap or a fancy image-based drop cap like...

How to Make a Star in Adobe InDesign

InDesign is a page layout application, but it comes with a set of simple vector drawing tools that can be useful in a wide range of circumstances. Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense to load up Illustrator just to draw a basic shape, and you can streamline your workflow...

How to Center Text Vertically in Adobe InDesign

InDesign is an incredibly powerful page layout application that allows you to do almost anything you can imagine to your text. While that’s a great claim to fame, the downside is that some simple tasks can get buried under a mountain of unrelated panels, icons, and...

How to Crop a Video in DaVinci Resolve

Sometimes you need to change the size of a video, cut off an unwanted edge, or do any number of video transformations.  No matter what you need, DaVinci Resolve has made many features easy to learn and execute. One of the features is the crop tool. Learning how...

How to Zoom in DaVinci Resolve

Having professional-looking work is an important part of being a video editor. One of the best ways to do this is by adding zoom to your text, videos, or pictures. Luckily in DaVinci Resolve, they give us the option to use dynamic and keyframe zoom, which are both...

How to Undo in DaVinci Resolve

Everyone makes mistakes. A large part of personal growth is trial and error. The same goes for learning as a video editor and perfecting your craft. Luckily, the creators of DaVinci Resolve made several methods to undo and redo a change you’ve made on a project....

How to Update DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is a useful tool for creative editing, coloring, VFX, and SFX. Currently, it is one of the industry standards. Unlike most industry-standard software, updating DaVinci Resolve can be as easy as checking for an update and then simply downloading it! My...

How to Add Text in DaVinci Resolve

Sometimes a little explanation is needed for video edits to truly get their messages across. And on-screen text is used for commercial work, documentaries, and educational programming. This ensures that the viewers have everything they need to fully engage with the...

DaVinci Resolve Not Opening: Possible Reasons & Fixes

I’m an avid fan of DaVinci Resolve. It’s definitely one of the smoothest editing software I’ve used, and there’s a fully functional free version.  Despite the constant updates, sometimes technology still fails. I hate it when I’m working on a project and my...

How to Fix “Media Offline” Issue in DaVinci Resolve

There is nothing more frustrating than loading up a project that you have spent hours on and seeing that nothing will play, because it says, “media offline”. However, I have great news for you, fixing this problem is as easy as re-linking the media.  My name is...

Does DaVinci Resolve Have a Watermark?

DaVinci Resolve is a video editing, VFX, SFX, and color grading software used by beginners and professionals alike. To answer the question, both the pro and the free versions of DaVinci Resolve do not have a watermark. My name is Nathan Menser. I am a writer,...

How to Name Artwork in Procreate

Open your Gallery, find the icon of the artwork you wish to rename, tap on the name of the artwork, and type in the new desired title. Once you have completed this, tap on Done and it will automatically save the artwork name for you.  I’m Carolyn and I've been...

How to Fill a Shape in Procreate

Filling a shape in Procreate is easy. You can tap and hold your color disc in the top right-hand corner of the screen, drag it over to the shape you wish to fill and release your tap. This will automatically fill that shape or layer with the active color you chose....

Does Procreate Need Wi-Fi or Internet?

Nope! Procreate does not require wifi or internet access to be used. However, you must be connected to wifi in order to download the app. But once the download is complete, you are free to go offline and will have full access to all of the app’s awesome...

How to Move Your Lightroom Catalog

Do you need to move your Lightroom catalog? Though the process is simple, it can be nerve-wracking if you don’t understand what you’re doing.  Hello! I’m Cara and the first time I moved my Lightroom catalog, I lost a bunch of information because I didn’t know what I...

How to Export Presets from Lightroom

Do you love Lightroom presets? So do I! They are such a huge timesaver in Lightroom. With one click, suddenly the bulk of my editing is done on dozens of photographs. Hey there! I’m Cara and I use Lightroom almost daily in my work as a professional photographer....

How to Remove Glare from Glasses in Lightroom

Did you know you can remove glare from glasses in Lightroom? Photoshop is generally thought to be the king when it comes to edits like this, and it is. But that doesn’t mean that Lightroom is powerless.  Hey there! I’m Cara and I do the bulk of my photo editing...

How to Share Presets on Lightroom Mobile

“That’s an amazing preset!” Says your photographer friend. “Would you mind sharing it with me?” You’d love to help your friend, but you’re not sure how to share presets on the Lightroom mobile app.  Hey there! I’m Cara. Most of the time Lightroom makes things super...

How to Remove Shadows in Lightroom

Shadows are great for adding drama and depth to an image. But sometimes the shadows can be too strong. You actually want to see the details in that part of the image, right? Hello! I’m Cara and while I love a good shadow as much as anyone else, sometimes that shadow...

How to Add Text in PaintTool SAI

Typography is a necessary element at an artist’s disposal. From logos to webcomics, the ability to add text to your documents can change a piece entirely. Thankfully, adding text in PaintTool SAI is easy. With the Text tool, you can add and edit the text to your...

How to Edit a Video in Lightroom?

Did you know that you can edit videos in Lightroom? Lightroom allows you to use some of the tools in the program to make the same edits to videos that you can make to still images.  Hello! I’m Cara and I’m a pictures gal. I don’t work much with video, so it’s handy to...

How to Make Image Background Transparent in PaintTool SAI

Picture this: You’ve just created an awesome design and saved it as a png. However, when you open the file you notice a white background that you wanted to be transparent! What do you do? Fear not. Here’s how to make an image background transparent in PaintTool SAI....

How to Use Magic Wand in Paint.NET

The Magic Wand tool is the quick and easy option out of Paint.NET’s four selection tools. It’s ideal for selecting large, distinct areas, for when you’re selecting based on color, or when the big picture is more important than the details.  While the tool might...

How to Change Colors in Paint.NET

One of the great benefits of digital art over traditional art is how easy it is to change the colors of your artwork. Understanding this technique opens up infinite artistic possibilities; you might use it to experiment with the colors in your paintings, make basic...

How to Change Page Size in Adobe InDesign

Page size is the most fundamental design element in any InDesign document since you can’t make anything else without a page!  You can always set the page size during the new document creation process, but sometimes a project brief can change after the design...

How to Resize an Image in Adobe InDesign

Images are an essential part of most page layouts, so there is a wide range of tools for resizing images in InDesign. No matter whether you need precision resizing or a quick automatic adjustment, one of these tools will do the job. Let’s take a look at the various...

How to Rotate Video in Final Cut Pro

When editing a movie in Final Cut Pro, it is likely you will want to rotate a video clip. It might be because the clip was recorded on a mobile phone in landscape or portrait mode and when imported to Final Cut Pro it is off by ninety degrees. Or perhaps the horizon...

How to Export MP4 Files from Final Cut Pro

As an Apple product made exclusively for Macs, Final Cut Pro defaults to exporting movie files in Apple's own .mov format. But exporting in the .mp4 format to share with Windows-based computers or upload to websites that require it is easy – once you know where to...

How to Make an Email Signature in Canva

You can create a personalized email signature on Canva using premade templates that are available in the library. These templates are customizable and easy to edit for your needs. Hi there! My name is Kerry, and I’ve been working in the world of graphic design and...

45 Most Useful Final Cut Pro Keyboard Shortcuts

There are many places around the internet where you can find a list of keyboard shortcuts for Final Cut Pro, and Apple itself publishes a comprehensive list online. But these lists can be daunting. What are the ones you really need to know? Over the decade that I have...

How to Flip or Rotate an Image in Canva

To customize your projects even further, there is an option to flip or rotate any element in Canva by clicking an element and using either the rotator handle or flip button.  My name is Kerry, and I’ve been working in the world of graphic design and digital art...

How to Animate Text in Canva

You can add animations to your text in your Canva projects by highlighting the text box and clicking on the animate button at the top toolbar. You will be able to navigate through choices of animation options that you can apply.  My name is Kerry, and I’ve been...

How to Fade Audio or Music in Final Cut Pro

When we fade an audio or music track, we are slowly changing its volume so the sound "fades" in or out.  Over the decade that I have been making home movies and professional films I've learned how fading audio or music can help your movie have a more professional...

How to Split a Clip in Final Cut Pro

One of the basic skills of video editing is learning how to split one of your video clips into two separate clips. Once split, you can trim each independently, stick another clip in between the split clips, change the speed of one, or even add a visual effect. But all...

How to Add Text in Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro makes it easy to add text to your movie. Whether it is an opening title sequence, end credits, or just putting some words on the screen, Final Cut Pro provides a variety of good-looking templates and makes it easy to modify them to get just the look you...

Is Final Cut Pro Good for Beginners?

Final Cut Pro is not the only professional-grade movie making app out there, but it is the best one for somebody looking to make their first movie.  I have been making home movies, and professional films for nearly a decade. I feel lucky I made my first movie in...

Where Are Lightroom Presets Stored?

What would you do without all your Lightroom presets? Presets speed up editing in Lightroom considerably and many photographers would be devastated to lose their favorite presets. But, if you don’t know where your Lightroom presets are stored, you can’t switch them to...

How to Turn Off Hyphenation in Adobe InDesign

Whenever you work with a large amount of body copy in InDesign, you’re almost guaranteed to start seeing hyphenation throughout your text as InDesign tries to balance the length of each line against the width of your text frame.  In many situations, this is a good...

How to Add Page Numbers in Canva

While there isn’t a specific page number tool that can be clicked to automatically add numbers to your pages in Canva, there are a few easy methods to complete this task! My name is Kerry, and I’ve been working in the graphic design and digital art industry for years....

How to Add a Border to Your Work in Canva

There are a few different methods that you can use to add borders to your designs in Canva including the use of premade shapes, border templates, and line structures.  My name is Kerry, and I’ve been dabbling in the world of graphic design and digital art for...

How to Add a Text Box in Canva

Adding text to a Canva project is one of the most utilized features on the platform. While the reasoning for adding text varies from project to project, it is important to understand the different options for taking this action. My name is Kerry, and I’ve been working...

How to Export Procreate Files

Exporting files on Procreate is easy. Simply click on the Actions tool (wrench icon) and then select Share. This will show you a drop-down list of all the available file formats. Select the format you want. An options box will appear and you can choose where you want...

How to Save or Back up Your Procreate Work

You should be saving all of your work both on your device AND in a secondary location like iCloud. To save and backup files on your device, open your Procreate gallery and select the files you want to save. Select Share, choose the file type and click Save to Files....

How to Use CMYK vs RGB with Procreate

Open your Gallery and tap the plus sign in the top right-hand corner, and select the New Canvas button on the top right-hand corner of the drop-down menu. Under Color Profile, you will be able to choose RGB or CMYK. This must be done at the start of your...

How to Center Text in Paint.net

Paint.NET doesn’t have a built-in alignment tool, but that doesn’t mean there’s no way to align text to the center. Paint.net hosts plugins, which can be found on the paint.net Forum. For aligning text, I recommend installing the Align Object plugin. Knowing how to...

How to Use Procreate Without Apple Pencil

There are two ways to use Procreate without the Apple Pencil. You can either draw and create using your fingertips or you can invest in an alternative brand of stylus. I recommend the latter as Procreate is designed to be used in conjunction with a stylus, for best...

How to Liquify on Procreate

To liquify on Procreate, choose the layer you want to manipulate. Then tap on the Adjustments tool (magic wand icon) and a drop-down menu will appear. Select the Liquify tool. Adjust your settings preferences and apply pressure to your canvas. I’m Carolyn and I’ve...

How to Name Your Files and Stacks in Procreate

To name your files and stacks in Procreate, open your Procreate gallery. Underneath your stack, tap on the text. It will usually say Untitled or Stack. The text box will open and you can now type in the new name of your stack and select Done. I’m Carolyn and I’ve run...

How to Erase on Procreate

To erase anything on Procreate, select the Eraser icon on the top right-hand corner of your canvas. A drop-down menu will appear. Once you have selected the brush you wish to erase with, use your finger or stylus to click on your layer and begin erasing. I’m Carolyn...

How to Color Match on Procreate

To color match on Procreate, tap on the Eyedropper tool (square icon) in between the Opacity and Size tools on your sidebar, a color disc will appear, hover the color disc on the color you would like to match and release the tap. This color is now active. I’m Carolyn...